Politics
  • Economic Globalization and COVID-19
    What lessons for food security in West Africa? Under the impetus of international donors, West African countries have adopted the model of economic globalization and market economy as a means of combating food insecurity. The main argument put forward by the donors is that the globalization model makes it possible to compensate for insufficient food…
  • Black Lives Matter
    The Chair of African Legal Studies expresses deep solidarity with the protests against structural racism and its daily manifestations in the USA, in Germany and elsewhere around the world. We firmly support the struggles for justice, equality and the protection of the rights of black people and people of colour around the world. As we…
  • Luanda Leaks and the Turning Tide of Accountability for Africa‘s Political Elites
    COMMENT Prof. Dr Thoko Kaime and Lena Scheibinger, 4 June 2020 Introduction Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos ,faces allegations of corruption and embezzlement of state resources after the publication of the Luanda Leaks: a trove of  more than 715,000 confidential business and financial documents concerning Ms…
Human Rights
  • Peoples’ Rights in Africa: Bridging the Era of Independence Struggles with the Present
    Reading through the preamble to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 1981 (hereinafter referred to as the “Charter”) one may gather an opinion that, peoples’ rights entrenched in the Charter were primarily designed to emphasise on total independence and development of the then colonised African societies. Such rights are basically reflected in Articles…
  • Black Lives Matter
    The Chair of African Legal Studies expresses deep solidarity with the protests against structural racism and its daily manifestations in the USA, in Germany and elsewhere around the world. We firmly support the struggles for justice, equality and the protection of the rights of black people and people of colour around the world. As we…
  • Renee Bach – Fighting post-colonial power structures through litigation
    OPINION Isabelle Zundel and Prof. Dr Thoko Kaime, 15 June 2020 Renee Bach, a young white American woman with evangelical background, came to Uganda in 2007. Straight out of high school, she had little professional training and even more trifling experience. Yet she was able to found “Serving His Children” a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which…